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When thawing meat in cold water, why must one change the water regularly?

When thawing meat in cold water, why must one change the water regularly? I've heard two contradictory explanations: The water warms to match room temperature, which is unsafe. The water cools to ...
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How can I use bitter or hard water for cooking and specially in soaking beans?

How can I use hard water (with a bitter taste) for cooking and especially to soak dry beans. Normally beans do not soak well in hard (bitter) water. In that case, what should I do?
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Thawing frozen seafood mix is a lot of work

I buy 1-lb bags of frozen seafood mix from Trader Joe’s. It includes shrimp, calamari, and scallops. I usually want to fry it in a pan, so I first need to thaw it and remove as much water as I can — ...
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Should vacuum sealed food be exposed to air when thawing?

Must food packaged and vacuum sealed be exposed to air while thawing? I seal chicken or fish in a vacuum bag. I freeze the same. I transfer to the refrigerator to thaw with the expectation of ...
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beef ribs thawing overnight in sink will meat be good [duplicate]

I laid frozen beef ribs out about midnight in the sink, got up around 9 am and remember I laid them out. will they still be safe to grill???
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Does freezing food reset the amount of time you can put it in the fridge?

Just read this which basically says you can freeze and thaw food in the fridge any number of times. How dangerous is it to refreeze meat that has been thawed? I'm still unclear on one point. If I ...
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How many times can you freeze, thaw and refreeze cooked grains? (pasta, rice, bread) [duplicate]

I was wondering how many times can you safely freeze, thaw, reheat and then refreeze cooked grains such as rice, buckwheat and pasta? (cooked in plain salted water - no other ingredients added)
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Can pork and beef be thawed in water together?

I just went downstairs and noticed my girlfriend thawing pork chops and beef together in a bowl of cold water, is this okay? The water is bloody red and im worried that the porkchop juices mixing ...
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Thawing meat: Do the bacteria that make meat bad need temperature or thermal energy to thrive? [duplicate]

Real world example: when I thaw frozen meat in 5L of warm water vs 20L of cold water, it thaws roughly in the same time for me (note, the warm water is not kept warm) - Which I guess means that the ...
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Bake wings frozen or thawed?

I've never baked wings before in an oven and would like to try out this recipe, however it doesn't state whether you start with frozen or thawed wings, nor does it speak to their internal temperature ...
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Can I eat chicken that was cooked, frozen, and thawed in the microwave yesterday? [duplicate]

I roasted a chicken then took the meat off the bone and froze it in little freezer bags. Yesterday evening I thawed some of the chicken in the microwave, expecting to eat it straight away, but didn't ...
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Cooking sous vide a steak which was vac pac frozen

I bought a nice 1.5 inch New York cut steak from a butcher some time ago, and without thinking I vac packed it and froze it without spices. I feel like trying to cook it with my Anova tomorrow, so I ...
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How long can uncooked brisket be refrigerated after defrosting?

I purchased a vac packed piece of brisket from Aldi a week ago. I froze it a day after buying, then thawed it in the fridge 2 days ago until it felt soft to touch. I opened the pack, washed it under ...
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Is the miracle thaw safe?

I have a miracle thaw from my mother from many years ago. It works fantastic but I would like to know if this thing is safe? Does anything penetrate into the meat?
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I have two days to thaw a 16 pound turkey; Can I start thawing it in cold water, and do the rest in the fridge?

The calculator here: http://www.butterball.com/how-tos/thaw-a-turkey says I need about four days of thawing, and I only have two. Can I cold water thaw it at the start, and let the rest thaw in the ...
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Can you cook a digorno's pizza after its been thawed for 1 day

is the pizza still ok to eat after being thawed for 1 day
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The center is still cold when I deep fry my precooked frozen chicken

Two days ago, after I seasoned my chicken breasts I stuffed them with smoked turkey slices (not a fan of ham) and some mozzarella cheese (don't have swiss). I battered them with flour, seasoned egg, ...
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Why does my meat never thaw in the fridge?

Everyone on the internet says you should never thaw meat outside of the fridge. My fridge is about 40f cold, and meat NEVER thaws in it. Its always at least -4f even after sitting in fridge overnight. ...
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Commercial fridge for thawing

In commercial use, what temperature is set in a refrigerator used primarily for thawing? Because food keeps longer when colder, my home fridge is kept so close to freezing that ice cubes sometimes don'...
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What is it in frozen food that makes chefs so mad?

Gordon Ramsay's number two complaint (we know the first...) is that the food was frozen. But I am confused about the specifics. Does he mean the meat was not thawed before cooking? Does he mean that ...
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Do defrosting plates work in reverse?

Does heat transference go both ways? Can I use the defrosting plate to cool something more rapidly, say a hot pot or pan?
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my freezer popped open without my knowlege

my freezer popped open without my knowledge, not sure when, but it was no longer than a day and a half, there was ice formed on the roof and the sides, is it safe to refreeze? I had hamburger, steak ...
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how long can I keep thawed corned beef in my refrigerator?

I took a corned beef out of the freezer and thawed it in my fridge. How long can I keep it before it has to be cooked.
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Thawing haggis safely [duplicate]

I have a large frozen haggis that I'd like to use for dinner Saturday night. when do i start to thaw it, and whats the safest method of thawing to prevent both food borne illness and to preserve ...
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Individually wrapped frozen steaks have thawed over 18 hours - are they safe? [duplicate]

I bought individually wrapped steaks from Walmart, and I accidentally left them out of the freezer for about 18 hours. I don't know if they had completely thawed or not. I didn't open the box to look....
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Using previously frozen salsa

I hope this isn't off base because I'm not asking for recipes, just suggestions that I might not have thought of. I made a HUGE batch of roasted cherry salsa (like normal salsa but where all the ...
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Can thawing meat too quickly affect its quality?

Can thawing meat more quickly (e.g. warm water, microwave, warm oven) than normal (leaving out at room temperature) affect the taste / texture of the meat? Is there a particular maximum rate of ...
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Maximum temperature for thawing meat

When thawing frozen beef in hot water (meat in sealed bag / container in water), what is the maximum temperature that the water can be to not inadvertently start cooking the meat or otherwise affect ...
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How long can raw fish be kept if it has been thawed in the refrigerator? [duplicate]

I bought fish, repackaged and froze it immediately when I got home. My husband thawed it in the refrigerator (without my knowledge) for 2-3 days. I was afraid of the possibility of food poisoning and ...
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What's wrong with keeping frozen vegetables in refrigerator?

The bags of frozen mushrooms and okra that I just bought got mistakenly put into the refrigerator for a few days instead of frozen. I want to eat them now. What's the problem with letting bagged ...
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Why won't my ground beef thaw?

I put ground beef in the fridge 3 days ago and it's still frozen! Why isn't it thawing like normal?
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Can meat freeze from the inside out?

We received a turkey recently which was meant to be 'fresh'. When it arrived it was frozen on the inside. We are told that the fridge was probably set a bit low so the turkey froze on the inside. I'...
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Can I thaw whole Ginger root to use later?

Can I thaw a whole piece of ginger root to be used later to make candy? If so, how long can I keep the thawed piece? I froze a healthy root in an airtight container for two weeks, but when I thawed it ...
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How does a Miracle Thaw work?

Miracle Thaws are utensils for rapidly thawing foods. Put an ice cube on one and it melts before your eyes, yet the whole thing stays cool to the touch. How do they work? (Inspired by this question: ...
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Utensil to thaw meat

A very long time ago, I was at a friend's house where her father took out this piece of ribbed metal from the cupboard. It was a dark piece of metal about the size of an adult hand. It had grooves on ...
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Putting half thawed joint of pork back in fridge to fully defrost?

I have a 2kg joint of pork which I took out of freezer last night and kept of the kitchen counter. I was wondering is it safe to now put back in the bottom of fridge to continue the safe defrosting ...
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Frozen pizza kept at room temp (23 C) for 48 hours - safe to use? [duplicate]

I bought a salami pizza and a Hawaii pizza (ham & pineapple) the night before yesterday, but forgot to put them in the freezer. This is the latter, soggy part removed: Normally they should cook ...
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How do I separate two fish fillets that have been frozen together?

Sometimes when I get frozen fish, it comes with several pieces frozen together (specifically, Trader Joe's does this with all of their frozen fish). Is there any good way of separating them without ...
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What are the effects of thawing food at low temperatures?

Context: I am a member of staff at a supermarket where customers within supermarkets frequently "dump" refrigerated/fresh items into freezers. As far as I am aware, the options I have to me for ...
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Why would IQF shrimp say “do not force thaw under running water”?

I recently made a recipe that called for thawing frozen shrimp by running them under cold water. However, I noticed that the IQF tail-on shrimp I buy from Costco state, "DO NOT FORCE THAW UNDER ...